dermatophyte

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noun der·ma·to·phyte \(ˌ)dər-ˈma-tə-ˌfīt, ˈdər-mə-\

Definition of dermatophyte

  1. :  a fungus parasitic on the skin or skin derivatives (as hair or nails)

Origin and Etymology of dermatophyte

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1882


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dermatophyte

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noun der·ma·to·phyte \(ˌ)dər-ˈmat-ə-ˌfīt, ˈdər-mət-ə-\

Medical Definition of dermatophyte

  1. :  a fungus parasitic upon the skin or skin derivatives (as hair or nails)—compare dermatomycosis

dermatophytic

\(ˌ)dər-ˌmat-ə-ˈfit-ik, ˌdər-mət-\play play adjective

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